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Think US Clean Air Regulations Don't Work? Check Out Which Cities in the World Are Dirtiest

Think US Clean Air Regulations Don't Work? Check Out Which Cities in the World Are Dirtiest

Cities in Iran were the first and third worst-polluted in this analysis. Photo: Hamid Najafi /CC BY ND Most TreeHugger readers probably don't need convincing that strong regulations on air pollution are a good thing for personal and environmental health. If you need a graphic example though, check out what cities in the world have the worst air pollution and which have the least, according to the World Health Organization . Map of worldwide air pollution: NASA . Note, these colors are based on a smaller size of air pollution particle than talked about here by the WHO, so it's not directly representative. Rather, take it as an overview of worldwide air pollution. As The Guardian reports, WHO stats show that Ahvaz, Iran has the highest measured level of particulate air pollution smaller than 10 micrometers (PM10s)--372 micrograms per cubic meter. The WHO recommended upper li...

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